Do you think we can set aside for a day
Our search for variety and have lunch
At the same cafe where we had lunch yesterday
And order the same avocado and Gouda sandwich
On whole wheat bread, toasted and buttered?
Do you think we can stroll again after lunch
To the river and back? Iíll be glad to notice
Youíre wearing the very blouse you wore yesterday,
A sign youíre still the person I think you are,
That this is the walk you want to take,
The one you didnít get your fill of before.
A loose-fitting blouse of solid blue,
Which later, enhanced by a few accessories,
Will prove appropriate
For another evening at the theater.
Last night the play had its first performance.
The actors had to work through their fears
Of missing their cues and dropping lines,
Of moving across the stage too slowly or quickly.
Tonight they can focus entirely
On losing themselves in their characters,
Just as weíll focus on affirming ours.
Will our conversation after the play be dull
If it merely repeats our comments of yesterday?
The same words, but spoken with more conviction
Now that we know what the day will bring us:
A day not to be forgotten, a day that deserves
To be lived again at least once unchanged.